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VanderBlog: The Calm Before the Storm

Posted by voiceofthetexans on January 3, 2013 – 10:20 pm

by Marc Vandermeer

After the show tonight, I walked down the tunnel into the stadium. The field was down but not painted. Camera technicians and other TV types were setting up for Saturday.

I looked up at the radio booth and saw the Texans Radio banner. I glanced at the empty suites and the seats in the 600 level.

I thought about all the people that would be there Saturday. Taking another look at the field, I thought about the big plays that could be made, and players that might be jumping into the stands.

I was in the South end zone and for some reason, my mind went back to Matt Schaub running in for the winning touchdown against Miami in ’08. That led to David Carr’s quarterback sneak to beat the Jags in ’03 in the same endzone. Then, immediately I thought of last year’s playoff game when Arian Foster took a third down handoff and ran it in.

I was once again reminded of how special it is to have a moment like this. Time frozen, memories stirring and anticipation building for a huge game.

This is a game like no other. A playoff game. A game that dwarfs every other game played this year. A game that we might talk about for a generation. This is why we follow and adore this sport. Saturday presents a rare opportunity to watch and be a part of history.

I remember all the games so well. The sweet wins and the painful losses can be replayed in my mind as if I’m clicking on an IPod. This franchise has come so far. It is special and unique to be part of an event like this.

Saturday afternoon, the noise will be blaring, the players soaring. The drama will play out. We might have an exhilarating win, we might confront disappointment. But we certainly appreciate the moment. The fact that we’re here and have a chance to keep the season going.


Posted in Marc Vandemeer | 6 Comments »


6 Responses to “VanderBlog: The Calm Before the Storm”

  1. By Sonia Alvarez on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    In reading this I began to feel my heart racing with the anticipation of Saturdays game. Granted we would have loved every playoff game played at home but believe me the heart of the Texans and their fans will push our team forward passed Houston and onto New England. Thank you for writing such an words!!!

  2. By Xiomara on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    AMEN TO THAT!…..TEXAN NATION standing strong!
    GO TEXANS
    ENOUGH SAID!

  3. By big dave on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    my son loves your game calling so much. i have one question, i see all these cool plays in college ball that work, why won’t dubiak add new plays to his game plan?

  4. By Richard on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    I’ll be yelling from my home in Ft.Wayne In.

  5. By Richard on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I’m so ready that I woke up at 4:30 am.
    That is nuts.

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